James Abney Co-Authors Book

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Co-authors, James R. Abney and Bethe A. Scalettar’s, new book, “Introduction to Light Microscopy and Medical Imaging: With Experiments” is scheduled for release in summer 2018 and is now available for purchase on Amazon.

This book introduces the imaging techniques used in medicine and science, presenting the underlying physics concepts to explore optical microscopy, endoscopy, ultrasound, radiography, computed tomography, radionuclide imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. The authors reinforce concepts with illustrative examples, problems, applications, and experiments. Readers will learn imaging fundamentals, practical uses, strengths, and weaknesses of each major technique. The contents are bolstered by many vivid images and boxed text featuring an in-depth explanation of key ideas.

James R. Abney has a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. He is a shareholder at the firm Kolisch Hartwell P.C. He has co-authored multiple research articles and was previously a fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, and a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Bethe A. Scalettar is Professor in the Department of Physics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her previous faculty positions have been at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the University of California, San Francisco. She has a strong background in interdisciplinary research and pedagogical interests that span the disciplines of biology and physics.